The meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission began a few minutes ago with the presence of the delegations of Iran, the P4 + 1 group and the representative of the European Union at the Grand Hotel in Vienna.

Iran PressEurope: The meeting was scheduled to begin at 19:30 Vienna time today, Wednesday, which delayed about 45 minutes for further consultation.

The meeting will be chaired by Enrique Mora,  Deputy Secretary-General of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Action while Seyed Abbas Araghchi, Political Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran leads the Iranian delegation.

After the meeting, the delegations are scheduled to return to their capitals for further consultation and decision-making.

"All the delegations are determined and there is seriousness," Araghchi said before the meeting.

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said barriers to the revival of the deal are complicated but not insurmountable. 

The participants in today's meeting are expected to continue consultations on the possible return of the United States to the JCPOA and ensure the full and effective implementation of this agreement.

Former United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal and announced the return of nuclear sanctions, in violation of Washington's commitments under the JCPOA.

Iran fully complied with its obligations under the nuclear deal within a year of the US's illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA and gave European countries, which promised to make up for the effects of the withdrawal, a chance to live up to their commitments.

One year after the European governments failed to deliver on their promises, Tehran announced that it would gradually reduce its obligations under Articles 26 and 36 of the agreement to strike a balance between its obligations and the received rights.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has also stated that it will not accept any new conditions or demands for the United States to return to the nuclear deal (JCPOA). 219